Profound San Francisco
What is Profound?
The Profound treatment is a nonsurgical alternative for treating facial wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite. It combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with ultrafine needles (microneedles) to renew your skin from within. Healthcare providers across the globe rely on the Profound treatment to provide lasting wrinkle and/or cellulite reduction for their patients.
How does Profound work?
The Profound system uses RF injectable energy to induce the body’s natural healing response to create new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, thus addressing the biggest problems of aging skin.
What can the Profound system treat?
As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and becomes more fragile. This is a result of our body’s collagen levels decreasing, elastin production stopping and hyaluronic acid diminishing. The Profound treatment awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of these three skin elements to create younger-looking skin. Profound can help tighten and lift the jaw line and rejuvenate crepey neck skin.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment begins with the practitioner using a local anesthetic to manage comfort. The practitioner uses the attached Profound handpiece to deliver injectable energy to the deeper layers of the skin at the exact amount of time, temperature and depth where treatment is most beneficial. The entire treatment takes roughly an hour to complete .
Why is elastin important?
Elastin and collagen work together to keep skin smooth and firm. Starting in our 20s however, elastin begins to break down and become less elastic, causing skin to lose its spring. The decreases in elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid are what causes the appearance of wrinkles and aging skin.
Always A Team Approach
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Chiu-Collins will walk you through every step of the process, from education and facial analysis, to pretreatment instructions, the treatment itself, and what to expect afterwards.
If you’re interested in learning more about Profound, call or email Union Square Facial Plastic Surgery for a consultation: 415-702-3000, [email protected]